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Canada / 06-12-2016

Green Party rejects BDS movement

Green Party rejects BDS movement

The Green Party of Canada has updated its policy book to reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, but maintain support for some of its practices within a broader policy.    At a special convention ...

Britain / 06-12-2016

Trial starts for neo-Nazi accused of racially abusing Luciana Berger

Trial starts for neo-Nazi accused of racially abusing Luciana Berger

A blogger will go on trial today accused of harassing Labour MP Luciana Berger by posting a series of anti-Semitic rants on the internet.  Joshua Bonehill-Paine, 23, of Yeovil, Somerset, faces a four-day trial at ...

United States / 05-12-2016

Anti-BDS Legislation Introduced in Nevada

Anti-BDS Legislation Introduced in Nevada

Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchinson and pro-Israel activists introduced a new resolution seeking to counter the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.  The proposed Senate Bill 26 will seek to counter the discriminatory environment fostered ...

United States / 05-12-2016

New York Governor blacklists BDS businesses

New York Governor blacklists BDS businesses

New York state's highest elected official has created a blacklist of foreign companies that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions [BDS] movement. The Office of General Services wrote the list after Governor Andrew Cuomo issued ...

United States / 04-12-2016

US Senate passes antisemitism awareness act adopting international definition of antisemitism

US Senate passes antisemitism awareness act adopting international definition of antisemitism

The United States Senate has passed the Antisemitism Awareness Act, which requires the US Department of Education to use the International Definition of Antisemitism “In reviewing, investigating, or deciding whether there has been a violation of ...

Britain / 02-12-2016

UK pledges $17 million to protect Jewish institutions

UK pledges $17 million to protect Jewish institutions

Amber Rudd has pledged to spend millions to provide guards for all Jewish schools, colleges, and nurseries and synagogues.  The Home Secretary said she was forced to act after receiving 924 reports of ...

Canada / 02-12-2016

Ontario's parliament overwhelmingly rejects BDS

Ontario's parliament overwhelmingly rejects BDS

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario on Thursday passed by a vote of 49-5 a historic motion affirming the Ontario Legislature’s rejection of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The ...

Britain / 02-12-2016

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer takes steps to prevent speech from Holocaust denier in town

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer takes steps to prevent speech from Holocaust denier in town

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer has taken action to stop a controversial Holocaust denier giving a speech in town.  David Irving, whose revisionist theories of Nazi Germany have seen him branded a “racist” and ...

United States / 01-12-2016

Open data workspace analyzes hate crimes

Open data workspace analyzes hate crimes

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and data.world today announced the launch of a public, open data workspace to help understand and combat the rise of hate crimes. The new workspace offers instant access to ADL ...

Germany / 01-12-2016

German NGO illuminates antisemitic crimes - with a projector and a wall

German NGO illuminates antisemitic crimes - with a projector and a wall

Germany's Jewish community still faces hate. One NGO, along with several political groups, shed light on the problem across five German cities. DW's Kathleen Schuster reports from Cologne, the final stop on the ...